It's Not Too Late To Change Your Life

It’s Not Too Late To Change Your Life

If you’re unhappy with your current situation, you’re allowed to remove yourself from it. You’re allowed to make changes to your universe. You’re allowed to do things differently than you have in the past.

You don’t have to continue walking down the same path you’ve been stuck on your entire life. You’re allowed to go off route at any point in time.

You don’t want to stay in the wrong relationship because of your history. Because you’ve already dedicated so much time to this person. Because you’ve grown used to having them in your world.

The same goes for your career, your friendships, your hobbies. You don’t want to continue doing something, simply because it’s the way you’ve always done things. You don’t have to stick to tradition. You can do whatever the hell you want, whatever makes you happiest.

Even though you might feel like you’ve already committed to a career or a home or a person — you don’t have any obligation to stay. If you’re feeling unfulfilled or unhappy or unmotivated, then you’re allowed to rethink things. You’re allowed to change your life at any point in time.

Remember, you’re not going to be the same person forever. Your thoughts and opinions and desires aren’t necessarily going to remain the same over the years. You’re going to grow. You’re going to learn more about yourself. You’re going to have realizations that change the course of your life — and there’s nothing wrong with that.

There’s nothing wrong with changing your mind, with deciding what you thought would make you happy isn’t actually working out after all.

You don’t have to remain where you’re comfortable. You don’t have to settle for what you already have because it would be greedy to ask for more. You’re allowed to make a change, even though the thought is scary. Even though it means taking a risk. Even though it means you might end up with some regrets.

It’s always best to follow your heart, your gut, your soul. Even though it might be stressful to make a change, even though it might mean saying goodbye to certain places and people, you’re going to get through this. You’re going to come out stronger. You’re going to be thankful you chose to do the right thing for yourself over the easy thing.

Remember, figuring out what you really want is hard work. It can take some time, some patience, and some deep introspection. However, when you’re lucky enough to realize you’ve been heading in the wrong direction, you’re allowed to make a change. You’re allowed to walk away from everything you’ve built to create something better.

Even though it’s so much easier to remain in place, to pretend everything is fine, to keep doing what you’ve always been doing, it’s never too late to change your life. It’s never too late to take action. It’s never too late to do whatever you’ve been daydreaming about doing with your life.

You’re allowed to make changes whenever you want. So make them. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Holly is the author of Severe(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection.

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